Showing posts with label Sunway Giza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunway Giza. Show all posts

Friday, January 26, 2018

Kota Damansara Food: GUESS WHAT Vietnamese Restaurant

Kota Damansara Food GUESS WHAT Vietnamese Restaurant

Looking for authentic Vietnamese food around Kota Damansara can be quite challenging. We recently chance upon GUESS WHAT Vietnamese Restaurant located at 7, Jalan PJU 5/6, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor which offers popular Vietnamese Street Food at a value for money prices.

GUESS WHAT Vietnamese Restaurant

Started about five months ago GUESS WHAT Kota Damansara offers a variety of famous Vietnamese street food like Pho, Banh Mi and others. It has a modern setup that diners can enjoy their dishes in a colourful and lively environment.

Kota Damansara Food

We started with an order from the appetizer menu which the first is the popular Vietnamese Rolls called the Summer Rolls (RM6.90). The Chef which hails from Vietnam has concocted a special spicy peanut sauce as the dipping sauce for the rolls.

Next on is the Deep Fried Summer Roll (RM6.90) which has yam, Taugeh and carrot as its filling. Nice crisp on the outside with a juicy filling.

For me, the next appetizer is my favourite which is the Fish Sauce Chicken Wings (RM6.90). Marinated with premium quality Vietnamese fish sauce, it has a very savoury salty taste and has a fragrant aroma. You can taste the flavour down to the bones. Needless to day a second helping was on the card.

For the Pho, We ordered the Australian Beef Pho. This is a premium serving; as the meat is 100% Australian Beef. Sliced to a wafer-thin layer, it will curl up when mix with the hot broth. Nice springy texture. According to the Chef, each bowl will get 100 gram of meat slices. You can either order the normal Beef Slice RM13.90 while the premium Ribeye Beef Slice is at RM17.90. A real value for money considering the meat portion and the Australian Beef that is used. another point to note is that at GUESS WHAT, if you are not a fan of the Pho, you can request to replace it with Eggs Noodles or Rice Noodles for all its Pho dishes.

Next, we had the Beef Internal Organ (RM12.90). This Pho comes with Beef Tendon (my favourite), Honey Comb Beef Stomach, Sponge Stomach and Heart although you can opt for Beef Shin instead. The broth was flavourful as the chef uses the Beef Neck Bone as the main base ingredients with 5 to 6 different spices that are added to it. The slightly darker coloured broth is boiled overnight for more than 8 to 10 hours.

For those that love beef balls, you can also the Beef Ball Pho  (RM13.90) you can try this as the Beef Balls are 100% in-house made. It has a nice bite and firm texture. In order not to have wastage, you can order your Basil Leaves, Bean Sprout as a side order (RM1.50).

If you are not the beefy type, GUESS WHAT also offers Pork Noodles (RM8.90)which is topped with fried lard (Chu Yau Char) to gives you that finer porky taste.

The Chicken Noodles (RM8.90) is served with cut meat slices and a poached Half Boiled Kampung Eggs.

The fish that GUESS WHAT uses for its Fish noodles (RM12.90) are the Toman Fish which has a nice bouncy and flaky texture. While the broth used to cook these noodles which include the pork and chicken are cooked with chicken bones which has a much lighter taste.

Another not to be missed Noodle dish is the Clams Noodles (RM8.90). At this price and based on the number of clams that came in the bowl; it is a real value for money. Even a bowl of Pork Noodles from the neighbourhood coffee shop already cost RM6.50. What's more, you can taste the quality of the clams which has a juicy and firm fresh texture that is used to cook this noodle.

According to the owner, they would like to offers a variety of food at GUESS WHAT as some people are Rice people. To cater for this group of customers; there are a few varieties of Rice dish; the first of which is the Pork Chop Rice  (RM12.90). According to the Chef, the Pork and Chicken meat are marinated in garlic, honey, condensed milk and pan-fried to a nice crisp.

and the Chicken Chop Rice  (RM12.90). Each rice dish is served with a sunny side up. If you notice the colour of the yolk; it has a deep orange colour which is the character of the Kampung Eggs.

Another Rice Dish is the Heritage Coconut Rice  (RM16.50) which comes with a soup base made from the coconut water and cooked with fresh coconut flesh. We like the taste of the broth as it has a naturally sweet flavour of the coconut together with Beef Broth. It comes with the in-house made Beef Ball.

Banh Mi is also offered at GUESS WHAT. There are altogether 4 difference flavours that you can choose from which is Beef, Pork, Tuna and Chicken for RM7.90 each. The bread is custom made specifically for GUESS WHAT which still maintains the nice soft crunch and soft texture of the bread even after a while.

Currently, at GUESS WHAT they only serve one dessert and it is not a Vietnamese Dessert but a Malaysian dessert which is Durian Cendol  (RM11.50). According to the owner, the Durian Puree is sourced from the Betong (not Bentong), South Thailand. For me; I still prefer my Musang King Cendol which has a much more pungent bitter taste as compared to Thai Durian which tends to have a sweeter taste.

GUESS WHAT Vietnamese Restaurant

For Vietnamese Coffee fans, you really have to order the Vietnamese Coffee served at GUESS WHAT. There are 2 variant of coffee that is served here; the first of which is Sang Tao 1 (RM5.90 Hot - RM6.90 Iced)

Vietnamese Coffee

while the second variant is the Phat Hai (RM5.50 Hot - RM6.50 Iced)  which has a chocolatey aftertaste. I like this. One of the characteristics of a real Vietnamese coffee is the strong taste of the coffee and even though you order the Ice Coffee, somehow even after the ice is melted, it does not really dilute the colour of the coffee.

GUESS WHAT Vietnamese Restaurant Location Address Map

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sunway Giza Cafe : The Art Coffee Breakfast Set Kota Damansara Selangor

The Art Coffee @ Sunway Giza has just introduced 4 new breakfast menu. We were there a couple of weeks ago, you can check out our earlier review (click this link) or The Art Coffee Facebook page for more info.

The first Breakfast set is the Big Breakfast (RM16.90). Served with Baked Beans, Sunny Side Up, Chicken Sausage, Beef Bacon and Garden Salad.

While the second breakfast set is the Sunny Side Up With Croissant (RM12.90) which is served with Turkey Ham, Croissant, Sunny Side Up, Garden Salad and Peppery Mushroom Sauce.

The Third is the Egg Ben Set (RM12.90). This set comes with Turkey Ham, Croissant, Sunny Side Up, Garden Salad, Sour Dough and Hollandaise Sauce.

And the last one is the American Breakfast Set (RM12.90). Chicken Sausage, Beef Bacon, Garden Salad and Cheezy Scramble Eggs.

These breakfast set are available from 8 am till 10 pm. 
Full address 
Lot G.03 Ground Floor Sunway Giza, 
No. 2 Jalan PJU 5/14, PJU 5, Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Daily 8 am - 10 pm
Telephone Number: 03-7621 2138

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Art Coffee Sunway Giza Kota Damansara Selangor

The Art Coffee Sunway Giza is a new local cafe right in the heart of Sunway Giza Kota Damansara. Located near the entrance of Village Grocer, it offers diners the option of a freshly brewed coffee which can be accompanied by coffee pairing dishes.

The Art Coffee Address
Lot G.03 Ground Floor Sunway Giza, 
No. 2 Jalan PJU 5/14, PJU 5, Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Daily 10 am - 10 pm
Telephone Number: 03-7621 2138

Like most cafe, the setting is one of a bright outlook with plenty of daylight that comes from the foyer entrance of the Sunway Giza. One of the thing that we like most is the availability of power socket throughout the entire cafe and with a 100MB Wifi Internet access, it is a superb place to work on your notebook.

The Art Coffee Menu

The Art Coffee Sunway Giza has just opened its doors about four months ago and have just revamped some of its dishes.

To start off our meal here, we have a Garden Salad with Beef Bacon (RM10.90 +RM5.00). At the Art Coffee, you can order a basic salad and then add on any of your favourite ingredient which are Beef Bacon, Smoked Chicken or Smoked Salmon; ours came with Beef Bacon. The sauce that came with the Salad is the Garlic Aioli sauce which is in-house made and have the right taste that blended with the refreshing salad.

We found that one of the popular items to be ordered here is the sandwiches, our order of sandwich is the Cheezy Turkey Slice (RM14.90) which is loaded with tomatoes, lettuce, onions, cheese and turkey slice. This ingredient is sandwiched with an in-house made Ciabatta bread which has a very nice texture. It is also served with a special sauce which you can spread on the sandwich.

Next, we had 2 pizza, which the first is a 6" (Small) Hawaiian Mojo Pizza (RM15.90) which is topped with pineapples, chicken meat and condiments.

the second pizza is the 10" (Regular) Pepper Pepperoni Pizza (RM20.90). These pizzas are prepared using a Freeze Blasting Technology to retains the natural texture and taste of the ingredient.

To enjoy your cuppa of specially brewed coffee you can order some of the pastries items. Among the notable is the Strawberry Berliner (RM4.00) which is a doughnut with strawberries filling. The texture of the dough has a soft texture. You can request to have your Berliner either served chill or hot.

Our order of the other pastries includes the Apple Cinnamon Strudels (RM2.90), Sultana Danish (RM2.90) and the Chicken Curry Puff (RM2.90) which has a very flaky and crisp dough which we like.

Or you could order their Chicken Pie (RM13.90) which is filled with potatoes, corn, carrots and chicken meat. Best to be eaten when it is still piping hot.

Lastly, you can opt to finish your meals with some sweet offering of the Les Petit-Clair  (RM3.50).

or for fans of the macaroon can taste out the Artisan Macaroon (RM5.00).

For the coffee beans, at The Art Coffee, every month you get to taste a different blend of beans. The current blend which is used to brew our coffee; is a mix blend of  made out of 80% Brazil origin and 20% Indian origin which extrudes a nutty sweet flavour.


The concept of changing the blend is to provide coffee enthusiast, the opportunity to try out the different offering on a monthly basis.

This will cultivate the art of tasting the different blend and also not a have a familiar taste day in day out.

Besides coffee being served at The Art Coffee, you can also opt for the GRYPHON series of tea (RM9.00) selection; like the Earl Grey Lavender, Pearl of the Orient, Chamomile or the English Breakfast Tea.

and for fans of matcha, can try out the Green Tea Latte (RM12.90).

For those that love cakes, there is also wide selection available from the counter at RM13.90 per piece to satisfy your cravings.

The Art Coffee Location Address Map

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hwa Ga 火 家 San Nae Deul Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant @Sunway Giza Kota Damansara Petaling Jaya

We got a chance to taste out a newly opened Korean BBQ ala carte Buffet at Hwa Ga 火 家 Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant San Nae Deul @Sunway Giza Petaling Jaya outlet recently.

Hwa Ga 火 家 San Nae Deul Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant Address
C-1-1, Sunway Giza Mall, 
Jalan PJU 5/14, PJU 5, 
Kota Damansara, 
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

There are many Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant in the Klang Valley, a number of them offer a very limited selection of food to choose from. Here at Hwa Ga 火 家 San Nae Deul Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant, you will be spoilt with choices which range from fresh meats to marinated meats to some of the other Korean Authentic Traditional dishes.

This ensures that you will definitely fill your stomach to the brim when you leave the restaurant. Frankly speaking, for the first time, I did not have the stomach to taste every single dish in a buffet as some of the mains were already filling up my stomach.

Imagine having more than 31 choices to choose from and this does not include the snack dishes. Check out the menu above to see whether your favourite dish is there. We are sure that you will easily find a couple of your favourite BBQ and Korean dishes from the menu.

Firstly, let me highlight some of my personal favourite which is the Pork Jowl (pork cheek). For me, this is one of the best cut for BBQ as the fats layers have a firm tender texture while the meat is tender when you BBQ this meat. I ordered 3 serving of this dish.

followed by the various cut of Pork Belly, Lamb and Beef cut

and then the Grilled Squid which has a marinade in it,

or the Marinated Pork which has a slightly saltier flavours.

Finally for me - is the Fried Chicken which has a nice crisp of the skin. Simply sinfully but delicious. Wish I had more stomach to fill in.

and for those that love its fried chicken with sauce coating, can try Hwa Ga Fried Chicken with Sweet and Chilli Sauce.

While there is, you can also try out the appetising looking Bibimbap

or the 2 different pancake offering of Kim Chi Pancake and the Spring Onion Pancake with Korean Noodles.

or for Jiggae fan can try out the following Soy Bean Stew

or the Soy Bean Stew With Beef

or the Spicy Soy Bean Stew

and more dishes that we didn't have the chance to taste like the other marinated meat like the sliced pork belly, beef with soy sauce, or marinated pork ribs and many more choices.

Now, you can truly satisfy your Korean BBQ cravings at Hwa Ga 火 家 Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant San Nae Deul @Sunway Giza Petaling Jaya like we did Do share your experience and comments with us.
Ala Carte BBQ Buffet

Ala Carte BBQ Buffet (Lunch: 11.30am- 3pm ; Dinner: 5pm- 11pm)
Lunch: RM 39++ Child: RM 20++
Dinner: RM 45++ Child: RM 25++

*Buffet available on both weekdays and weekend.
*Maximum 2 hours dining time
*Kids from 4- 10 years old and height below 120cm will be charged accordingly.
*Additional 10% service charge will be included in the bill
*Terms and conditions apply

Hwa Ga 火 家 Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant San Nae Deul Location Address Map

You can also enjoy Hwa Ga at its other outlet/branches

Hwa Ga Ara Damansara
Address: R-08 Ground Floor, Oasis Square, No 2, Jalan PJU, A/7A Ara Damansara, PJU 1A, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Contact: +603- 7734 6538
Business Hours: 11.30am- 3pm, 5pm- 11pm 

Hwa Ga Sunway Mentari
Address: Dataran Mentari Sunway, 28, Jalan PJS 8/18, Bandar Sunway, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Contact: +603- 5630 0648
Business Hours: 11.30am- 3pm, 5pm- 11pm 

Hwa Ga Sri Petaling
Address: 55-57G, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. 
Contact: +603- 9055 3555
Business Hours: 11.30am- 3pm, 5pm- 11pm 

Hwa Ga Mont Kiara Solaris
Address: 7, Block K Soho KL Solaris Mont Kiara, 504800, Kuala Lumpur. 
Contact: +6010- 243 6547
Business Hours: 11.30am- 3pm, 5pm- 11pm

Hwa Ga Kota Damansara 
Address: C-1-1, Sunway Giza Mall, Jalan PJU 5/14, PJU 5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603- 6151 1816
Business Hours: 11.30am- 3pm, 5pm- 11pm

Hwa Ga Kepong 
Address: No 12A-G, Wisma Menjalara,Jalan 7A/62A, Bandar Manjalara 52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603- 6261 3126 / +6016- 919 7807
Business Hours: 11.30am- 3pm, 5pm- 11pm

Hwa Ga Damansara Perdana (Pork Free) (Ala Carte Buffet Not Available)
Address: Lot F05 Empire Gallery Heritage Lane No2, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Contact: +603- 7732 6151
Business Hours: 11.30am- 3pm, 5pm- 11pm